KNQA Legal Officer Job in Kenya (72K)

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.

Legal Officer

KNQA Grade 6

One (1) Post

Ref No. KNQA/NO. 17/2020

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 54,164 to 72,695 pm

Leave Entitlement: 30 days per financial year

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

i) Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized institution;

ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

iii) Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court;

iv) Hold a valid practicing certificate;

v) Member of the Law Society of Kenya;

vi) Proficiency in computer applications; and

vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Duties and responsibilities;

i) Assist in rendering professional legal advice to the Legal Manager for any legal action to be initiated and/or defending the interests of the Authority;

ii) Assist in preparing legal briefs for the initiation of legal action;

iii) Assist in administration and maintenance of ship register;

iv) Assist in issuance of license or certificates in terms of ship registration/licensing;

v) Assist in preparing and interpreting legal opinions and offering guidance on legal requirements;

vi) Assist in review of reports submitted by the various departments relating to KNQA affairs;

vii) Assist and supervise training of Legal Clerks, interns and other staff when necessary;

viii) Maintain and ensure proper management of the records of the legal department are up to date and produce quarterly reports on the same;

ix) Assist in ensuring that key issues and needs of Authority are represented in policy fora in international regional and national conferences/meetings/workshops;

x) Work collaboratively with other organizations and networks where appropriate, locally, regionally and internationally;

xi) Assist to prosecute for and represent the Authority in law courts and quasi-judicial tribunals;

xii) Preparation and filing of pleadings for and on behalf of the Authority;

xiii) Assist in drafting and reviewing of legal instruments and policy documents on behalf of the Authority;

xiv) Assist in advising on negotiations and taking part in commercial transactions;

xv) Assist in drafting of contracts and MOUs;

xvi) Assist in engaging and liaising with stakeholders on behalf of the Authority;

xvii) Assist in legal research and assignments;

xviii) Assist by undertaking additional tasks and responsibilities which may arise from time to time, relevant to the post. Initiating and progressing the enactment of the legislation proposed by the Authority through the AG’S chambers and Ministry of Transport;

xix) Assist in initiating and progressing the enactment of the legislation proposed by the Authority through the Attorney General’s chambers and the Ministry.

How to Apply

If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the below named positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience to the address below and also create a profile and apply on the KNQA Employment portal –

Hard copy applications should be send to;

The Director General,
Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
Uchumi House, 6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-020-2100272.

Make your application on or before Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please note that: KNQA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities, Women and Candidates from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals and certified copies of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts during interviews.

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Updated: September 14, 2020 — 9:20 am